Dáil Éireann - Volume 622 - 27 June, 2006

Written Answers. - Deportation Orders.

Mr. P. Breen asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the reason a person (details supplied) in County Clare will be deported; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24380/06]

  Mr. McDowell: The person concerned arrived in the State on 9 January 2000 and applied for asylum. His application was refused following consideration of his case by the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner and, on appeal, the Refugee Appeals Tribunal. The person concerned was informed by letter dated 22 August 2005 that the Minister proposed to make a Deportation Order in respect of him and afforded him three options in accordance with Section 3 (3) (b) (ii) of the Immigration Act, 1999 (as amended) namely to leave the State voluntarily, to consent to the making of a Deportation Order or to submit, within 15 working days, written representations to the Minister setting out the reasons why he should be allowed to remain temporarily in the State i.e. why he should not be deported.

His case was examined under Section 3 (6) of the Immigration Act, 1999 (as amended), and Section 5 of the Refugee Act, 1996 (as amended) on the Prohibition of Refoulement. Consideration was given to all representations submitted on his behalf for permission to remain temporarily in the State. On 29 May 2006 I refused the person concerned permission to remain temporarily in the State and instead signed a Deportation Order in respect of him. Notice of this [1029] Order was served by registered post requiring the person concerned to present himself to the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB), on 6 July 2006, in order to make travel arrangements for his deportation from the State. The effect of the Deportation Order is that the person concerned must leave the State and remain thereafter out of the State. The enforcement of the Deportation Order is now an operational matter for the Garda National Immigration Bureau. The decision to issue a Deportation Order in respect of the person concerned was taken following a fair and comprehensive examination of his asylum claim and of his application for permission to remain temporarily in the State.